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SIXTY-SECOND YEAR. XO. 235.
FRIDAY. JULY 18, 1913. -FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TO TASK FOR
Senator Townsend Thinks
Secretary Ought to Live
On Income. -
SEESA BAD PRECEDENT
Bristcw's Resolution Aimed to
Embarrass Official Is Or
dered on the Table.
Washington, D. C, July 18. "Aside
from the technical and legal question
of the right of a public servant to sell
his services twice, the public announce
ment by Mr. Bryan that a man of bis
well advertised democratic tastes can
not live on an income of $12,000 a year
presents a moral suggestion for the con
sideration of the American people,"
declared Senator Townsend, republi
can, of Michigan, in a speech to Hie
"The question is simply this: Wheth
er under the circumstances, it is the
duty of a citizen and public servant
to modify his style of living to bring
it within big legitimate income or
whether it Is his privilege to re-sell his
services lb order to cover the cost of
the style of living he has adopted."
POINTS TO OTIIKRS.
Townsend's speech was an attack
Upon the secretary of stato for his
proposal of making paid lectures dur
ing his tenure of office to Increase his
Income. He declared other cabinet of
ficers were ?!vlng on fl2,0to salaries;
that subordinates In the government
flrpartments were not allowed to do
other work while holding their posi
tions, and tb:U berau.se of his previous
attitude before the people, Bryan
hhould have felt an obligation to live
within more rigid line?. "For more
tlvn 15 years Bryan has been a public
censor of man and measures. He
preached the duties of citizenship and
nrsumed to establish a standard of
ll"l,t F.'I5 0 KRYI'-R.
"His public acts, therefore, more
than any other man, excepting the
president, are of Influence in fixing
Mandsrdu of public service and pub
lic policy. If the AmerKan people re
main silent this time and by their
silence give approval or assent to the
jiolicy Bryan has announced, that at
titude of an official toward his duties
must le assumed to bo a permanent
feature of our governmental institu
tions. "At a tlmp when the most unusual
foreign complications confront us, the
statement of Bryan that ho proposed
to desert his office, for personal finan
cial gain, comes as a shock to all
itt:oi.i'i i. tahlki.
By a strict party vote, senate demo
crats succeeded without debate in
tabling Si-nator Bristow'a resolution
aimed at Secretary Bryan's proposed
lecture tour, calling upon the presi
dent to advise the senate what salary j
would be sufficient to keep Bryan con
tinually at his post. Polndexter and
Borah voted with the democrats to
table the resolution. The vote was 41
to 2'.'. As the tote was announced
Brlstow faced the democratic mem
bers and declared: "You may shut off
debate in the senate, but yoi cannot
convince tho American people that a
secretary of state may neglect the du
ties of his o tHce for three mouths of
Vice President Marshall ruled Brls
tow out of order.
"Would It be just and reasonable for
the attorney general to take three
months off and practice law," shouted
Brlstow, who refused to be shut out.
"I think there is a condition before
the country that should demand the
attention of congress and the admin
istration in power."
VAHDAMAN ASKS QIKMIOV
"Aie you really apprehensive,"' in
terrupted Va'rdaman; democrat, "that
the business of the state department
will suffer because Bryan is occasion
"It has been said nce this dvcus
nion began," said Brlstow, "that the
state department is better off with the
secretary' away. I believe If the secre
tary would give to the problems before
h'.m the powers of his great Intellect,
he could perform a great sop-ice to
Asmnsr cam s Bitivrow.
There was a sharp exchange between
Briatow and Ashurst when the latter
read a letter Intended to show Bris
tow years ago expressed a wish to be
an lsthtnl-n eaual commissioner, with
the suggestion that he need not spend
much time "on the Job." The letter
was written to Senator l.ong n 1906.
Brlstow charged that Ashurst had
"usrd $1'0 of public funds" to pay for
trUgrams tjhat should have been paid
cut of his c n potket. Ashurst deaied
It and Bristow agreed tp produce the
Nfw York Mrs. Tracy Iw's, wife
cf a wealthy rubber manufacturer of
Ut actm Falls, t'onn., eluded her nti'ai
In a private sanitarium here andvt'tber
leaped or fen four sterlet to hrVdeath.
THE WEATHER ))
corecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Reck Island, Oavsnport, Moll),
Generally fair tonight and Saturday,
not much change In temperature; light
to moderate winds.
Temperature at 7 a. ft. 73. Highest
yesterday 94, lowest last night 70.
VeJocity of wind at 7 a. m. 6 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 53, at
7 a. m. 81.
Stage of water 5 feet, a rise of .2
in last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Jupiter, Mercury
Mornlnir stars: Saturn. Venus. Mari
Constellations Sagittarius and Capri
cornus ore Just appearing above the
horizon In the southeast about 9 p. m.
GANNON IS AIDED
BY BIG BUSINESS
Washington, D. C, July 18. How
the National Association of Manufac
turers proposed to concentrate Its
energies. If necessary, for the reelec
tion of former Speaker Cannon in the
1908 campaign was described in the
first of the Mulhall letters before the
senate lobby today. Mulhall was about
one-third through with his stack of
correspondence when the committee
resumed. The letter bearing on Can
non, written to Mulhall by Secretary
Schwedtman of the manufacturers
Aug. 17, declared all energies should
be concentrated to Cannon's district,
"If there is the slightest occasion for
A letter from Mulhall to former
Representative Loudenslager of New
Jersey said the manufacturers had
field workers out in the campaign in
many New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Senator Reed questioned Mulhall
about Congressman Bartholdt. "I al
ways understood Schwedtman and
Van Cleave looked after Bartholdt and
that the brewery interests helped,"
The committee decided immediately
to hear S. W. Mct'lave, republican
candidate of congress of the Sixth
New Jersey district, where a special
election will be held Tuesday. Mul
hall testified yesterday he had run
McClave's campaign against William
Hughes in 1910. McCIave today wired
Senator Cummins he would leave for
Jersey City at noon. The committee
.duoided to hear him as 'SObb. as lie
Edward Hines, a Chicago lumber
man, who figured In the Lorlmer case,
came into the hearing again today.
Mulhall swore that a letter to the
manufacturers Aug. 27 Hines spoke
of a promise to send $1,000 to go "into
the right channel, to be used for legit
imate purposes," In the Eleventh Wis
consin district, where Jenkins was
up for relection. Schwedtman wrote
Mulhall Aug. 28: "I don't consider
Teddy, Taft, Sherman nor Foraker,
nor the rest of those great, men, equal
to Van Cleave, Parry, KIrby and
others who have given freely of their
energy and money to the great cause
which la expressed In the principles of
the National Association of Manufac
turers." A k'l.ter, Sept. 1. 1908, from C. B.
Anthony, vice president of the manu
facturers, to Van Cleave, asked if there
was any way for the association to aid
"Our good friend, Hon. Edwin Denby
of the First Michigan d'strict." It
added t,he suggestion was made with
out the knowledge of Denby. An un
signed letter to Anthony, Sept. 3, which
Mulhall had from Van Cleave, said:
"We must, cf course, do all in cur
power for Denby."
JOY RIDE ENDS IN
INJURIES TO FIVE
Columbus. Ohio, July 18. Five per
sons, two young women and three
men, w ere seriously injured, one prob
ably fatally, early today when an au
tomobile in which they were joy-riding
on V.e boulevards turned turtle.
The injured are:. Misses Esther Bes
haur and Geneva King and Claude
Southbard, all' cf Bellefontaine, and
Roy Kissinger and Rosten Medberry
of Columbus, real estate men.
Grafton, Wis.. July 18. George Ho
berg, 35, a well known Wisconsin
paper manufacturer, is dead, and an-
j ether man and two women were ser
iously injured In an automobile acci
dent last night. All are from Green
$50,000 STAKE TO
A BELMONT HORSE
Sandown Park, Eng., July 18. Au
gust Belmont's Tracery today won the
Eclipse stakes for 150,000 for three
and four year olds over a mile and a
quarter track. Seven ran. Tracery
was the favorite at 2 to 1. She was
ridden by Maher. an American.
Tracery was 'the horse thrown by
Harold llewltt while running for the
Asc-jt' cup June1 19. Tracery" was rid
den by Whalley, who had a mount at
1 Ascot when Tracery was thrown
recently Insured for
IN A PLOT TO
Mexico President Blamed
for Intrigue Among
WILSON STANDING PAT
America Faces Inquiry Expect
ed to Disclose Reason for
Washington, D. C, July 18.-T-Consid-
e rat Ion of the Mexican situation took
much of the time of the president and
cabinet at the regular session today.
Bryan had a long conference with the
president before the others arrived. It
was again authoritatively stated the
attitude of the administration was
It develops that a great internation
al plot, which may involve a diplo
matic scandal, lies behind the move
ment to secure recognition by the
United States of the Huerta govern
ment of Mexico.
This plot has found expression in
"fake" anti-American demonstrations
and in the application of international
pressure upon the United States.
Involved in the plot are said to be
General Huerta and his officials, rep
resentatives of foreign governments
in the Mexican capital, and Mexican
and European bankers.
Henry Lane Wilson, the American
ambassador, who earnestly advocated
recognition of the Huerta government,
and who, it is asserted, was "familiar
with" the action of European diplo
mats in Recommending the application
of pressure to the Washington govern
ment, will be asked by the president
to explain the details of this astound
ing piece of international chicanery.
REPORTS fOFl'5E FREJID1MT.
The president made it, cear that
the. reports he has received are so con
fusing that it is impossible for him to
form a sound Judgment as to what
the policy of the United States should
The reports of Ambassador Wilson
give information one day wllich is con
tradicted the next. Similar confusing
"impressions" of the Mexican situation
have been received by the president
from William Bayard Hale, a personal
friend who has been in Mexico for
some time. Through a mutual friend
the president has received letters
written by Senor Del Valle, a Mexican,
residing in California, who has been
on a private mission to Mexico.
So involved is the situation that the
president is giving consideration to
the advisability of sending a trusted
commissioner to Mexico for the pur
pose of investigating and reporting
upon the situation. In some quarters
it is suggested that Secretary of War
Garrison, who is now on his way1 t
the Mexican frontier, may be diverted
from the inspection of army posts,
which is the ostensible object of his
trip, and directed to proceed into the
WAST RELIABLE INFORMATION.
In Eliort, before the president de
termines definitely upon bis Mexican
policy he will seek to gain information
from every reliable Bource as to the
real conditions both wit,h respect to
Huerta and Gen. Carrahza, leader of
the constitutionalists In the north.
Ambassador Wilson will be required
to make a detailed statement of the
situation. He iwil be, questioned also
w ith reference to his action In himself
recognizing President Huerta, action
which was disapproved by the Wilson
administration, and the part, if any,
which he played in the movement In
the Mexican capital to force the Unit
ed States to grant recognition.
There is reason to believe from the
disclosures made today that Ambas
sador Wilson favored recognition by
the British government of the Huerta
regime. The president is aware fur
ther that the ambasnfr was ac
quainted with the meeting of the diplo
matic representatives in the Mexican
capital at which was drawn up the
memorandum to foreign governments
which the latter were requested to
convey to the United States.'
APPEALS FOR PROTECTION.
In response to a request of Consul
Samm for protection for Americans in
the Durango section, the &te depart
ment has demanded act' m from the
Mexican federal authorises. The de
partment went further than usual In
that it requested federal government
troops from Torreon -to dispatch.
Samm previously reported foreigners.
Irrespective of nationality were being
held by revolutionists for ransom In
Durango. The prisoners at the time
included the archbishop of Duranga.
London, July 18. Sir Lionel Ed
Ward Greeley Garden, present min
ister to the Central American states,
today was appointed British minister
.o Mexico la place of Francis William
i Strong. Sir Lionel has had consider
I able diplomatic experience in, Mexico.
Ja ' jSBS
News Note The income
BOTH TAKE LIVES
IN A SUICIDE PACT
Tuberculosis Patient Drowns
Self After Feeding Woman.
Aged 86 on Morphine.
San Jose, Cal., July 18. After feed
ing Mrs. Olive J. Smith, 86 years old,
morphine during a period of 72 hours,
and writing down the story of her
lingering death, ; Stephen Mastick, a
tuberculosis invalid threw himself
into a shallow lake at Monterey. The
tody of the woman was found yester
day and searchers later discovered
Mastick's corpse in the lake.
Letters signed by the pair said that
they had arranged a sutcide pact and
told of a celebration of their inten-'
lions in Monterey, Friday, when they
bad ice cream, pie and milk.
The woman has been supporting
Mastick on a $12 month'.y pension
since his mother withdrew support
several months ago. Mastick was 29
OF M'IMB AFFAIR
- Washington, I). C, July 18. In the
house today Byrnes of Tennessee car
ried a motion to lay the Kahn reso
lution, calling for an investigation of
the Diggs-Caminetti-MiNab imbroglio,
on the table without debate. Practic
ally all the democrats voted to close
the discussion. Half a dozen mem
bers were ready with prepared
GREEKS KILL OFF
Sofia, July 18. The general com
manding the Bulgarian army operat
ing against Greek troops charge the
Greeks massacred the entire popula
tion of Kil Kiss. He also charges the
Greeks are racking the hospital at
Dmlr-Hissar with cannon despite a
Red Cross flag is on the building.
Many patients were killed, according
to the general.
TO THE BOTTOM
Stockholm, July 18 A terrifying
accident to a Swedish submarine
which sank with her crew like a
stone in 200 feet of water July 2 has
just become known, despite official ef
forts to keep the affair secret. The
submarine was practicing outside the
harbor when by mistake all the tanks
filled simultaneously and she sank to
COURT PENALIZES 2 MEN
WHO EXPEL JAP WORKERS
Steamboat Springs, Col., July 18.
,Jack Scanlon and Frank Vogel, promi
nent participants in the forcible ex
pulsion of Japanese laborers on rail
road extension work Tuesday night.
were convicted and fined $100 each
iin court last night.
THE HURDYGURDY MAN
is expected to take the place
3 SOLDIERS HURT
IN A STREET FIGHT
Seattle, Wash., July 18. Three en
listed men in the United States army
were stabbed and slightly injured
last night when a number of soldiers
and sailors wbo participated in a mili
tary and naval parade were attacked
by a crowd of men. They were at
tending a street meeting of Industrial
Workers of the World.
According to the police, a womajl
speaker was abusing the army and
ravy. "As the soldiers passed the
crowd, a man shcuted: "There goes
three soldiers, now'.'
Some one struck a soldier and a
MELLEN IS OUT OF
NEW HAVEN ROAD
New York, July IS. Charles S. Mel
len, president of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford railroad, tendered
his resignation to the board of direc
tors of that road at their meeting held
l'.ere yesterday afternoon. The resig
nation is to take effect before Oct. 1,
His resignation also carried a re
quest that he be removed from the
directory of the road, and its sub
sidaries, thus severing, entirely, his of
ficial connection with the New Haven
This action followed the recent ex
pose of the New Haven by the inter
state commerce commission' wherein
the road was criticised for its financial
operations, the ownership of trolley
lines and control of allied New Eng
The commission declared that the
road had been "wasteful in the ex
treme"; that it could have paid a
dividend of 8 per cent for. the fiscal
year 1912 and carried to surplus ac
count $1,794,000, instead of showing a
deficit of 1930,000."
Since this report was made known,
Mellen has resigned from two subsid
iary lines of the New Haven, namely
the Maine Central and the Boston &.
The board of directors today incept
ed the resignation of Mellen as presi
dent of the New York, New Haven and
TRAIN TELESCOPES TWO
CARS; NUMBER ARE HURT
Cleveland, Ohio, July 18. A Big
Four passenger train plowed Into a
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern pas
senger train east of here early today
while the Lake Shore train, was held
up by a freight stalled ahead of it.
It cut the dining car and telescoped
the next car, a Pullman, injuring mem
bers of the dining car crew and Con
ductor Buchanan, and four others,
FARM COMMISSION IS ON
WAY HOME FROM EUROPE
Queenstown, July lv sixty-one
members of the American commission
on agricultural organization, cooper
ation and rural credits, who have been
Investigating systems of farming in
Europe and the British Isles, sailed
tcday for New York. .The commission
ers believe the Information acquired
will benefit not only the United
States, but laboring masses everywhere.
of revenues reduced by tariff
IN SUIT OVER WILL
Relatives Seek Control of $75,-
000 Left by Illinois Woman
Who Died at 96.
Bloomington, 111., July 18. The
charge that hypnotic ' influence was
used to control the estate of Miss
Susan E. Loehr, who died a year ago
at the age of 96 years, was made in
a suit filed yesterday to break Miss
Loehr's will and take control of
$75,000 in property from W. A. Freese,
Minnie E. Prehm, for years the ser
vant and only companion of Miss
Loehr, was made sole heir to the estate
in the will which was probated several
months ago. The suit was filed by
Mrs. Fannie I. Morley of Grand Rapids,
Mich., and others. ,
It is charged In the bh that Dec.
Id, 1911, w hen the last ' . ill was
drawn up and executed by Miss Loehr,
that she was of unsound mind and
memory and incapable of making
valid will or a just and equitable dis
tribution of her property, and that for
three years before her death she was
afflicted with senile dementia and fall
Ing memory. She was declared
have been childish in her disposition
and easily' persuaded and influenced
by persons with whom she came In
contact, and that she was easily prej
udiced against relatives and friends
with whom she had formerly been on
the most intimate and affectionate
terms and for whom she cherished
the greatest love and fondness.
Miss Prehm, who had lived with her
and had been her servant and com
panion for several years. Is charged
with having used the power of a strong
mind to influence her in such a way
that Miss Loehr was persuaded to de
stroy a will she had executed many
years before, while still of sound mind
and memory, and which she permitted
to stand forupward of 20 years, and
that she then executed another will,
in which she gave substantially her
whole estate, amounting to-$75,000, to
It is also set forth in the bill that
Miss Prehm, fearing that the will
would be contested, also persuaded
Miss Loehr to give her a promissory
note for $25,000, payable at the death
of Miss Loehr. It is also stated that
with her long association with her
Miss Prehm had acquired a peculiar
domination and influence over Miss
Loehr, which sjie uted, and that she
poisoned her mind against her rela
tives. INDICTMENTS IN
Chicago, III., July 18 Indictments
In connect' jn with the grand Jury in
vestigation of alleged election frauds
last November were voted today by a
special grand juTy. A number of pre
cincts election officiaU were named.
Among the charges were "short pen
ciling", frcudulent counting of ballots
and repea'ing. Other indictments are
Doctor Drowns at Kankakee.
Kankakee, III.; Jnly 18. Dr. Harry
kee river yesterday whUe fishing. He
was once secretary of the Kankakee
BIG SLASH IN
Reduction of $43,367,-
000 Over lhe House
Measure is Made.
BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE
Readjustment Would Leave
Treasury Surplus of $2,020,-,
000 at Year's End.
Washington,,'. C, July 18
average reduction of 24.67 per cot
under the rates existing In the T?ayne-
Aldrich tariff law Is proposed by the
democratic Underwood-Simmons tariff
bill upon which the senate began a
general debate today, according to the '
report of the finance committee ma
jority submitted by Chairman Sim- .
The report also shows the bill as re
ported to the senate provides rates
4.22 per cent lower than the Under
wood bill, as it passed the house and
that from It, together with other gov
ernment receipts for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1914, there will be an
estimated surplus in the government
treasury of $2,020,000.
The salient feature of this bill is.
it is pointed out, the large increase
of imports to be admitted free of duty.
M RIM.l IS SHOWN.
Under the hou j value of free listed
imports on thf jasis of 1912 impor
tations it waaf 103,000,000, whereas
the democratva' the senate caucus.
by sweeping chn,ges, propose a free
list of imports valued at $147,367,000.
an increase in undutibale Imports over
the house bill of $43,367,000. Upon
the basis of 10 months for the coming
fiscal year the report estimates re
ceipts from customs alone under the
new bill will be $266,730,000. from the
income tax for 10 months $58,330,000,
from the corporation tax, $37,000,000;
internal revenue (including tax on cot
ton futures of $5,000,000), $207,000,000,
and that . revenue from all other
sources will bring the total for the
fiscal year to $996,810,000. With dis
bursements estimated for the commits
tee by treasury experts at $994,790.
000, a balance Is shown in favor of the
government of $2,020,000.
DISTRIBITIOX OF niRDENS.
The committee is confident that the
enactment into law of the house
bill as amended "will result In more
distribution of the burdens and inci
dental benefits of our system of cus
toms taxation; that it will tend to dis
integrate the monopolies built up un
der the present system; that it, will
enlarge the opportunity through indi
vidual effort to reduce the coBt of liv- -ing
for the people from the burdens of
the protective system, strikingly ex
emplified In the Payne-AIdrich bill,
which this measure is intended to su
persede." Owing to a death in his family, the
second within a few week's. Senator
Simmons did not make his opening
speech for the majority, as planned,
but will speak tomorrow. Republicans
at a conference agreed that whenever
a republican senator desires to record
his vote on an amendment, the minori
ty should stand by the request.
MOTHER HELD AS
SLAYER OF CHILD
Salt Lake City, Utah, July 18. At
the conclusion of a hearing in city
court today, Mrs. Augustus Ekinan,
formerly of Hancock, Mich., was for
mally charged with first degree mur
der and held without bail. To the
Ogden and Salt Lake City police she
related a confession of how she klHed"
her 12-year-old daughter Frances and
took the body In a trunk to Ogden.
TAKES LIFE WHEN
PINNED BY ENGINE
Decatur, Ala., July 18. Pinned be
neath an overturned locomotive, Hus
ton Fleming, engineer, put an end to
his torture late last night by 'cutting
his own throat when spectators of his
plight refused his request to kill him.
He was testing a new locomotive when
it was hurled from the tracks by a
St Johns, Newfoundland, July 18.
The McMillan Arctic exploring ship
Diana, stranded on the southern coast
of Larbador Wednesday night, was
refloated last night. The damage is
not yet known.
New Bulgarian Cabinet.
Sofia, July 18. A coalition cabinet
was formed today by M. Radolavoff,
liberal leader In the Bulgarian parfia-
j ment, to take the place of the Daneff
, cabinet which resigned,